NAIOSW - Admission conditions

To qualify for enrollment in the Certified Watchmaking Course at the North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking, the candidate must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Pass a background check common to our industry;
  • Demonstrate financial ability to subsist for the full, two-year duration of the Program without outside employment;
  • Agree to maintain medical insurance coverage for the full, two-year duration of the Program;
  • Have a proof of a minimum of three years working, military, or college experience;
  • Have a proof of a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Be legally authorized to study in The United States for the full, two-year duration of the Program, and
  • Be at least 21 years of age

Applicant must be able to:

  • Sit for eight or more hours at a time;
  • Concentrate and focus for eight or more hours at a time and
  • See and delicately manipulate small mechanisms, apparatus and components by using specialized instruments, hand tools, and equipments.

Equal Opportunity Admissions Policy: The North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all students and applicants for admission. All admission decisions are made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, sexual orientation, protected activity as defined by applicable law, or other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Admission decisions, subject to the legitimate business requirements of the Institute are based solely on an individual’s qualifications, merit, and performance. No official of the Institute is authorized to act in a manner contrary to this commitment to equal opportunity.

School Complaint Policy: The school (NAIOSW) has a certificate of approval from Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to operate a career school or college in the state of Texas with TWC assigned school number of S3363. The school’s programs are approved by TWC. Students must address their concerns about the school or an educational program by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Students dissatisfied with the school’s response to their complaint can file a formal complaint with TWC. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on its Career Schools and olleges Website at